Pineapple Bake

I hate wasting food! And the chickens were about to get the pineapple I cut and forgot about in the fridge so I decided to create something. Hey if it sucked the chickens eat anything!

Actually turned out great and the house smelled amazing while it baked!

What you need!

I used a 9inch springform pan sprayed with nonstick spray

3 cups chopped pineapple

2 cups oatmeal

2 eggs 1tsp baking soda

1tsp vanilla

dash cinnamon

dash almond mild

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup natural maple syrup

2tbsp coconut oil

Preheat the oven to 350. Put all but one cup of the pineapple into the food processor blend until smooth. dump in pan add remaining one cup of pineapple in the food processor pulse till it turns into crushed pineapple. Sprinkle onto your cake. Bake for 1 hour! Enjoy!

 

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How to Successfully stick to a fitness plan.

Working out for me is such a HABIT that for me it is weird when I do not do it. I am just so used to working out, that I feel bad when I don’t. Now Do Not take this as I am being obsessive, or ridiculous. I know when my body needs a break and believe me when I feel that way I take it!

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So how did I get where I am now? What keeps me going?

Research shows that it takes 21 Days to form a habit. Think about that. That is only 3 weeks. Does not seem like a  real long time am I right? So if you have to torture yourself for such a short amount of time for a healthy habit, for something that will improve your life why not do it? Seriously?

So what you need to do…

  • Schedule it. Make it as important as a Doctors appointment or a business meeting. You don’t skip those!
  • Pick a time and workout at that time daily. For me it is first thing in the morning. Weekends too unless its a rest day. I get up drink my pre workout, pee (hahahah TMI), then hit play. Now sometimes it does not go as planned. But does that mean I say fuck it and throw in the towel? Nope. It will make me feel better. Somedays, a 30 min workout takes triple the time because my kids need me. They have gotten better with it though so this does not happen as much anymore.
  • Let your significant other know this is important to you. That you will be working out and you need this time.
  • Remember that it is not selfish to take care of yourself. Sometimes you need to put you first.
  • If your day does not go as planned and you cannot fit it in. Do Not get discouraged just move your schedule back one day!
  • Quitting is not an option.
  • Have a Strong Why. What do I mean by this, this is the reason why you started on the journey to begin with. Really think about it. It has to be so strong that you will always go back to what you were doing. 10881666_10153186596365921_86908588061412141_n
  • Triggers! Set out your workout clothes, go to a gym then leave a gym bag in your car, set a reminder on your phone, have an accountability partner text you, put on your workout gear as soon as you wake up, this list is endless. Basically do whatever you need to so you Move your ASS!
  • Pick something you actually like to do. If you like to run do that, lift, dance, yoga, I don’t give a shit. Pick something. Want to workout at home, great, a gym great. Just do something.
  • Don’t get discouraged. Sometimes the scale won’t move. Think about everything that you are doing that is good for yourself! Remember those little NSVs!

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Hope this helps you!! Keep moving forward. Don’t compare yourself to others. What good is it going to do for you? You have no idea what leg of the journey someone else is on! Be supportive of one another for the same reason. You supporting someone else may help you stay motivated!

21 day fix meal plan

So yesterday was the day after Halloween, in my newsfeed all day I see pics of candy and Beachbody coaches how many green is this. LOL funny, but why does the meal plan work. What the hell do you do, and keep talking about it. Because whether you are making a joke or being truthful. You are still getting it out there!

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In the past I have done Weight Watchers and just plain clean eating. Weight watchers really does work. But I got sick of counting points. I also would save all extra for beer and if I knew I was drinking eat carrot sticks and half a sandwich so i could drink my points. Not really healthy Kala. LOL. If weight watchers works for you, continue on with it! Just use it the right way. I lost weight on in but not healthy. I would sometimes use a bulk of my points in one meal and everything else would be free foods.

Clean eating is ideal because it gets your body to the ideal weight. But you can have too much of  a good thing sadly. Learning how much is too much can be hard.

The 21 day fix meal plan teaches you how much of each food group to have in a day. You can follow a plan to lose and a plan to maintain. Once you get the portion sizes down you don’t need to containers anymore. But it really taught me how much to eat and of what. Surprisingly some of the time, i was not eating enough. Others I was eating too much… Just because the salad you order has 8 cups of veggies, does not mean that you have to eat the entire thing…

It also has helped me plan the day way better!! I plan out dinner then I know how many containers I have left to use throughout the day!

So, how do you know how many of each do you get? You get a formula based on your wight and if you want to maintain or lose. Then you are put in a calorie range.

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From there you get a certain amount of containers to eat through out the day. Easy! Right?

It is a ton of food! You are not hungry! And once you are finished you just know how to eat right. If I indulge too much, I just go right back to it because when I am on it I do not feel like I am missing out on anything!

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So you want to try the plan, but you prefer to workout in a gym… You can get just the containers and meal plan here.

The workouts are all 30 min long and you go through a variety of exercises each day, there is a modifier and 2 separate plans. The regular and extreme. Regular 21 Day Fix, I believe that anyone can do. Any fitness level! There is someone there modifying every move so you can follow her if necessary. The 21 Day Fix Extreme is advanced. It is for anyone that feels ready after the 21 day fix and wants more of a challenge. This too has a modifier but it is more extreme.

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21 Day Fix Extreme 

I love both of these programs, they are always ones I go back to. The moves are basic and effective. Autumn Calabrese definitely knows what she is doing.

Refresher

So I have not written in a while…

To be honest for a good few weeks I was just rolling through the motions. (is that a saying? Hmmmmmm… Whatever.) But I was not practicing what I preach.  I freaking hate that! How can I tell people eat healthy, workout, the 2 go together. If I am only doing one of those? Working out, is such a habit for me that when I don’t I feel funky. Think of me as Rain man with dumbbells. But I was eating horrible. I believe in moderation and cheats, but I was being ridiculous. I would have one good day and I am not even sure if that would count, because I would be sneaking shit. Then it would be 3 days of binging. Out of Control.

I am a Beachbody Coach. I do that because health and fitness are a passion for me. I started this journey to be a Better Version of Myself. Improve my mood and my health. Oh and smaller pants was a perk. All for the kiddos and me. Right?

I started to feel Fluffy. My clothes were tight. This makes me moody. I hate being uncomfortable in my clothes, some days I felt like my skin was tight… You can’t escape that shit. My energy and my mood was bad, I did not want to do anything. Leaving the house was a chore.  I started to feel like depression was coming back. EFFF that.


My family and I went away this weekend. It was great. Seriously had a wonderful time. Pigged out again. Drank too much again. Came home to feel sluggish.

Monday morning, I hop on the scale… WTF. I knew it would be bad. But not that number. I usually say the scale is just a number. But when it is going up and you feel like crap, that number matters. There was an unused 3 Day Refresh in my cupboard. I had no intentional plan to do it yet. This pushed me. I had to get out of my funk. I had to find my passion again, which is helping others with their health. But first. I had to help myself. I had to put me first for a little.

So I did it.

And today I feel AMAZING! Seriously. I have not felt this well rested in forever. I don’t feel like a slug I leaped through my kitchen at 5:45 AM. My husband looked at me like I was insane. Super normal BTW, I am a weirdo.

My Results were the best they have ever been ( I also Started the 21 Day Fix Extreme again).

So here they are…


I lost 5.8 lbs.


5 inches


I gained my better mood and energy. Also the intention to keep eating healthy and allowing moderation again. I do not want to feel like I was. Or act like I was (Bitchy).

So now I ask you! Are you ready to do something for yourself? Feel happy and healthy (you can totally tell when you are healthy.) If that answer is finally YES! I want to help!!

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

This was from Fixate… I did not have everything that was required so I tweaked it. Here is the recipe I did. You can get a copy of fixate here. BONUS… It was a fam favorite!
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What you need

Nonstick Cooking Spray

1 head cauliflower cut

dash sea salt

1/2 cup hot pepper sauce

1/3 cup rice vinegar

1 Tbsp gluten free flour

1/2 tsp ground red pepper

1/4 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp pure maple syrup

1tsp Worcestershire sauce

2 Tbsp butter

  1. Preheat Oven to 350
  2. coat baking sheet with spray
  3. Put cauliflower on sheet. coat with spray and season with salt. Add a little water to the pan to help steam.
  4. Bake until tender crisp
  5. While cauliflower is baking. Combine hot sauce, vinegar, and flour in sauce pan. Whisk over low heat until flour dissolves.
  6. Add remaining ingredients and whisk. Let cook on low until it thickens.
  7. Pour hot sauce mixture over cauliflower. Mix well
  8. Return Cauliflower to oven and Broil till lightly browned for about 5 minutes.
  9. Enjoy

Banana Oat Pancakes

Kid tested! Mom approved!

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She loves those glasses

This is from the new cook book Fixate. I tweaked it. Because I did not have everything. The pancakes were great and the kids and hubby ate them without complaint!

Ingredients

1 Cup unsweetened almond milk (I used unsweetened vanilla)

2 large eggs

1 large ripe banana

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (I used dashes of lemon Im out of vanilla)

1/2 tsp cinnamon (used Pumpkin Pie Spice)

Dash of Sea salt

2 Cups old fashioned oats

1/2 tsp coconut oil

Mixed berries to top! (I did not have any we made my apple syrup. Not healthy I know bd but moderation people!)

Place everything, BUT the coconut oil in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Heat the oil in a pan. Pour 1/4 cup of batter each pancake into the skillet. Cook until bubbles form and flip. Can be served with berries.

Serves 8 (2pancakes each) Containers 1 yellow if you use the berries 1//2 purple

Enjoy!
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Tale of 2 Kala’s…

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Picture on the left 23 years old. On the right 29.
Left mother of 2 Right mother of 3.
Left hated my body, although I’m smiling pretty unhappy battling depression. Right have been off depression meds for over a year loves herself.
Left lost her dad a little over 3 years prior to a heart attack and was headed in the same direction. Right decided she was going to be happy and healthy, make good choices and be a role model for her children and help others as well.

I did not get to the right picture overnight and I won’t lie and say it was easy. Because it wasn’t. Did I want to give up? Absolutely sometimes I did. Did I have set backs? Yep. But there was always that reason WHY…that I was going to be healthy for my kids that I was not going to be gone before I could see them get married and raise babies. That I refuse to put them through that heart ache.

Being healthy is such a PASSION that I became a Beachbody Coach so I can help others get there. There is so much more to your health than the number on the scale and the size of your jeans. Its very much mental as well as physical. Changing the way you think about yourself can be a complete game changer.

So if you read this long ass post let me ask you… When are you going to make the decision to change your life?

Tips for Weight Loss…

I have been sitting around thinking of all the different things I say to my Coaches and Challengers, that I decided to share. Now I am not an expert… I was once a certified Personal Trainer and I am in a course to be a certified Nutritional Therapist. These “tips” are just things I have learned along the way that really help me keep moving.

Have a really strong reason WHY.

I cannot tell you how many times in my 29 years that I started to workout. I was gonna eat healthier and feel better about myself. I was going to be happy and I was not going to quit this time… SQUIRREL

What would happen? I would get discouraged I would fall off the wagon and go back to my old ways. It all changed when my WHY was stronger than any reason I could think about not doing it. This has to be important for you.

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You have to want it. 

You have to want to change. It cannot be for your spouse or significant other. (Doing this for your kids may be the one exception) If you start this journey for another person that thinks you need to lose. You will not stick to it and may even start to resent them.

Change your Thoughts on Yourself.

I DO NOT CARE where you are on this journey. Self Hate does absolutely no good. for you or anyone around you. PERIOD. If you are constantly talking down on yourself you will not change. This journey is Mental as well as physical. You need to learn to Love yourself. I strongly recommend the book You Are A Badass by Jen Sincere

Not a Diet but a Lifestyle.

Every time I go on a diet I fail. Why? I do good for a while then I binge oh well there goes the diet. Or I reach my goal go back to old habit. All the hard work I just accomplished poof gone. And it comes back wayyyyyyyy faster then it left. Why in the hell would you constantly want to do that to yourself? Seriously yo-yoing through life is not a way to live. This goes with the post above. Wrapping your head around healthy eating being a constant can be hard at first. But once you get it down when you do stray. Its like thats Ok I enjoyed it I will make a better choice next time. I thoroughly enjoy my life and food is a big part of that, but it no longer controls my life.

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Celebrate

Be excited for every step during your health journey. This shit is hard so enjoy it. I cannot count how many times I hear “I only lost… this week” I don’t care if you lost .1 lbs that week! Did you gain? No! How do you feel? Each day you are making a step in healthier direction. You are creating a better version of yourself! Enjoy the hell out of that! Seriously!!! Also learn how to celebrate with out food!

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Find what works for you!

What works for me may not work for you and thats ok. Find what you love to do and stick with it. You may want to go to a gym, or be in solitude of your own home. Or run out side. Find your groove Stella…

Cut out the Comparisons 

Everybody is different and that is a beautiful thing! Comparing your journey to someone else’s will not benefit you! People carry weight and lose it differently. The only competition you should have is being a better person than you were yesterday!

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I hope these all help you! Focus on the positive, all around you don’t constantly be searching for what you are lacking. You don’t want to miss out on all the wonderful things you are doing right now.

Why eat healthy and workout?

So I have been on this journey for around 5 yrs now. Give or take a bit. I have been a coach for 2 yes. I was listening to “You are a Badass.” By Jen Sincere. Why Personal Development?? Well my journey is about overall improvement that’s mentally as well as physically. Part of my job as a coach is to get people to change how they feel about themselves. And well… You can’t give what you don’t have. So I work on it.

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She said something that I never really thought on why eat healthy and move.

“We need our bodies far more than our body needs us.”

Huh. Makes you think. Bet you never thought of it like that.

I used to live by the motto. and “Life is short.” Bull shit.

Although time does fly by. Life is not short. And if I can help it I will be around as long as I can.

If you sit on your ass all the time and feed yourself crap. You are going to feel like crap and probably be fat. You have a fast metabolism so you can eat whatever… Right? Wrong. Ever heard of skinny fat?

You may be thin. But what about the stuff you can’t see. Skinny does not mean healthy.

So take care of yourself. Get 30 min of exercise in daily. Hate working out? Grow up. Lol or find something you do like to do!

Make healthy food choices. I’m not saying you can’t ever indulge. In fact just yesterday I housed some general tsos chicken. Hahaha Worth it. Did I feel guilty? Nope I make good choices most of the time. It is about moderation.

What are you going to do to change tour lifestyle? To possibly save your life?!

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